Incredible collection of live recordings from the Fab Four on BBC Radio! What else can be said about one of the greatest (if not the greatest) rock bands in history? At the time of these recordings, John, Paul, George, and Ringo were at a peak in their career - Beatlemania had officially infected the masses, and the group was in non-stop motion from concerts to live radio appearances. On Air - Live At The BBC captures this moment in time (the years of 1963 and 1964 to be exact) by documenting many of their live performances on the BBC. This is actually the second volume of On Air - Live at the BBC (with the original released way back in '94) and features a bevy of Beatles' performances including "Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Please Please Me," "Hippy Hippy Shake," "Roll Over Beethoven," "There's A Place," "She Loves You," "Money," "I Want To Hold Your Hand," and many, many more. Also includes a side of rare one-on-one interviews conducted by each band member. Triple vinyl pressing in deluxe gatefold sleeve. Must-have for the Beatles completists.
- music label: Capitol 2013
reviewed by TKB 12/2013